The UK public has given £426 million to help people affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Find out how DEC charities are using your donations to support millions of people in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Mila,* a displaced person from Kherson, sits on her bed at a centre in Odesa, Ukraine, where the local partner of DEC charity Christian Aid is providing equipment, furniture and open spaces for children using DEC funds. Photo: Maciek Musialek/DEC

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Emergency Fund

Your donation will support the next DEC appeal, allowing us to respond quickly and effectively when a crisis hits.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

DEC charities are using the £159 million donated by the UK public to help people recover from the earthquakes. Our appeal is now closed but programmes continue to help people on the long road to recovery.

Abeer welcomes her baby girl born safely in a DEC-funded hospital supported by ActionAid in northwest Syria. Photo: Sonya Al Ali Maara/ActionAid

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Lakshmi stand in front of a solar water supply system installed by DEC member International Rescue Committee.


Your donations are helping people in Pakistan recover from the historic floods in 2022. Our appeal is now closed but work continues as DEC charities and their local partners help build the resilience of flood-affected communities.

Lakshmi and other women no longer have to travel 2km to access safe drinking water thanks to the solar panel water supply installed by DEC charity International Rescue Committee and its local partners in Sindh after the floods. Photo: Khaula Jamil/DEC

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Tatiana, a volunteer and refugee, and her garndaughter in a food warehouse in Moldova.


Since the escalation of conflict in 2022, the UK public has raised £426 million to help the people of Ukraine. Find out how donations are helping.

Tatiana, a volunteer and refugee from Ukraine, plays with her granddaughter Alyssa aged three, at a food distribution warehouse run by DEC charity Plan International’s local partner, Moldova for Peace.

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Aid workers unload equipment after the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2018. Image: Hariandi Hafid/British Red Cross

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The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.

Pooling our resources to work as one, we are pivotal in co-ordinating the UK public's response to overseas disasters. In collaboration with our Rapid Response Network of national media and corporate partners, we raise the alarm to the UK public and set up easy ways for them to donate.

And we have immediate impact, getting aid to people who need it, fast.

Since our launch in 1963

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appeals launched for major disasters overseas

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£2.4 billion

raised, saving countless lives and rebuilding communities